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Titolo:
DENIAL UNAWARENESS OF IMPAIRMENT AND SYMBOLIC BEHAVIOR IN ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE
Autore:
WEINSTEIN EA; FRIEDLAND RP; WAGNER EE;
Indirizzi:
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV,UNIV HOSP CLEVELAND,CTR ALZHEIMER,2074 ABINGTON RD CLEVELAND OH 44120 CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV,UNIV HOSP CLEVELAND,CTR ALZHEIMER,2074 ABINGTON RD CLEVELAND OH 44120 NIA,NEUROSCI LAB BETHESDA MD 20892
Titolo Testata:
Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology
fascicolo: 3, volume: 7, anno: 1994,
pagine: 176 - 184
SICI:
0894-878X(1994)7:3<176:DUOIAS>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TRANSIENT GLOBAL AMNESIA; METABOLIC PATTERNS; DEMENTIA; ANOSOGNOSIA; DIAGNOSIS; CAPGRAS; ONSET;
Keywords:
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE; DENIAL; DEMENTIA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
53
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Citazione:
E.A. Weinstein et al., "DENIAL UNAWARENESS OF IMPAIRMENT AND SYMBOLIC BEHAVIOR IN ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE", Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology, 7(3), 1994, pp. 176-184

Abstract

Disease features in Alzheimer's disease patients with and without denial of their disease status, were contrasted in a three year longitudinal follow-up study, inpatient and outpatient departments, Clinical Center, and the NIH. Twenty-one patients with AD who denied or appeared unaware of impairment were compared to 20 who acknowledged deficits. The groups were not differentiated by severity or duration of disease, but denial/unawareness was significantly associated with confabulation, reduplicative delusions and misidentifications, and symbolic or delusional environmental disorientation. It also occurred significantly more often when the initial manifestations were of memory loss and behavioral disturbance suggestive of frontal and paralimbic involvement, than with deficits in reading, writing, calculations and visuospatial orientation indicative of predominant posterior brain involvement. We concluded denial/unawareness is distinguished from loss of insight by lack of correlation with severity of dementia, and by its adaptive symbolic features.

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